Daily Remarks

Office Almost Broken into


My office was almost broken into over the weekend. The burglars rammed the back door with a vehicle of some kind. The door held, but was destroyed in process. The door basically gave it’s life up, but held together. The alarm went off so it didn’t give the thieves enough time to finish the job. I have noticed that most thieves try to break in after midnight and usually early in the morning. In this case they broke in at 4:30 in the morning. The alarm went off which in turn brought out the security firm, and then the police showed up 2.5 hours after that. I understand that the policeman have more important things to do like attend to shootings and domestic violence. The policeman apologized because it took so long which I appreciated. The policeman said that because of the economy and because of the job losses that people are breaking and entering more often. I had an emergency company come out and reinforce the damaged door and board up the outside of the entrance. They charged me $800 for this which I thought was expensive. $216 per hour plus $35 dollar travel fees, plus some steel. They charge double time on Sundays. Now I have to get the door and frame replaced which will probably cost me another $1000. Have you ever had this happen to you?